A Literary Evening, dedicated to the 135th Birth Anniversary of one of the most popular Children’s Poet of Russia Korney Chukovsky, was marked by the Indian Association of Russian Compatriots (IARC) at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on March 25, 2017.
Ms Elena Barman, Chairman of IARC, presiding over the programme, noted: “These literary meetings are held to spread the knowledge of compatriots’ children on the famous Russian poets and writers, as well as the formation of a steady interest in reading. This year, we have also planned several similar events, the purpose of which is to encourage students for reading”.
A multi-media presentation on the life and work of Korney Chukovsky was made by Ms Aigul Apieva, Teacher of the Institute of the Russian Language of the RCSC and Head of the Educational Centre for Children of Compatriots “Rostok”. She observed that Korney Chukovsky was one of the most famous and beloved Russian children’s poet. She also added that the poet, who had four children, dreamed of the recovery of the ailing younger daughter Masha, who remained his prime source of inspiration as also symbol of hope and aspiration in life.
Of particular interest to the audience was the demonstration of costumes of fairy tales: “Mukha-Tsokotukha”, “Doctor Aybolit” and “Toptygin and the Moon”. The children along with their parents took part in the contest of readers and different quiz such as “Guess from what book of Korney Chukovsky this passage is taken?” All the participants received memorable prizes and gifts. At the end of the event, a traditional Russian tea party was also held.
The main guest of the programme – a well-known teacher-practitioner, author of many teaching textbooks for primary and secondary school and pre-school education – Ms Olga Uzorova, held a Master Class on “Bilingual and Multi-Lingual Space as a Special Environment” for parents and teachers of the Institute of Russian Language of the RCSC.